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Cologne: Winter Cruise with Live Music and Mulled Wine

1. Cologne: Winter Cruise with Live Music and Mulled Wine

Enjoy a festive and romantic winter cruise along the Rhine River with live music and a hot beverage of your choice. Get great views from the panorama boat of Cologne’s skyline, which is beautifully decorated during the holiday season. See some of Cologne's most iconic sites like the famous church "Groß St. Martin", the former Rheinau Harbour with the three crane houses and, of course, Cologne Cathedral. Listen to musicians play festive music and sip on a cup of "Glühwein" (hot wine punch), coffee, or hot chocolate.

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Cologne: Rhine River Sightseeing Cruise with Beverage

2. Cologne: Rhine River Sightseeing Cruise with Beverage

Enjoy the charming sights of Cologne from a heated boat on the Rhine River. Sip on a glass of Kölsch or a hot beverage as you take in the atmosphere.  View some of Cologne's most spectacular architecture, like the Groß St. Martin Church, the former Rheinau harbour with the three crane houses and, of course, Cologne Cathedral.  Listen to a musician play both traditional and modern tunes live. Drink some cold local beer, tea, or coffee.

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What people are saying about Cologne

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,669 reviews

We loved this experience. So many highlights! But first, I forgot to check the newest COV-19 guidelines (2G +) and didn’t bring a negative test. We had only proof of vaccination. And the employee at the counter was so nice and gave us an option to come to the later cruise (4 pm). I also liked that he insisted that the rules are to be kept. I felt saver this way. But back to the cruise. It was so lovely. The whole staff was so kind and patient. Not only man at the counter but also the guy checking the tickets, the waiters (especially) and the singer. His voice was so calm and I really enjoyed his choice of songs (many many sang in english). He was singing the whole cruise! The interior felt also very cosy, toilets were clean, it was warm inside. Mulled wine was delicious, and so was the peas soup. I have nothing to complain about! I would love to go again :-)

It was just a shame that we only found out by chance that you need a 2GPlus certificate for shipping. If we hadn't happened to be there 2 hours before departure, we wouldn't have been able to do a corona test. PS we had already been vaccinated against corona three times at this point. This provision came out only hours before departure.

Unfortunately we can’t understand german but that did not deter us from enjoying this short cruise along the Rhine on a chilly day. The view was fantastic sitting outdoors and warm and cheerful indoors with live music and a choice of beverage. The staff were so hospitable.

Very pleasant boat trip. Cologne music, drinks and food put everyone in a good mood. The trip could have been longer.

Super nice staff, especially the singer was great! Highly recommended for a change of perspective on Cologne.